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Aquis & Phoenix Secure Invader

Monday, 19th February 2018

Aquis Farm & Phoenix Thoroughbreds have teamed up to secure last season's champion Australian 2YO colt Invader and will stand him at stud in 2018, reports ANZ Bloodstock News. Trained by Peter & Paul Snowden, Invader (Snitzel-Flame of Sydney, by Encosta de Lago) enjoyed a highly successful juvenile campaign winning the Gr1 ATC Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) and also finishing runner-up in the Gr1 ATC Champagne Stakes (1600m) in Sydney in the autumn. "Snitzel is the best and most commercial champion sire currently at stud in Australasia and Invader is his best and fastest two-year-old son," said Aquis Farm chief executive Shane McGrath. "He is out of stakes winner Flame Of Sydney, a very fast and precocious two-year-old herself by champion broodmare sire Encosta De Lago. And he is a half-brother to Group One sprinter Not Listenin’tome." A service fee is yet to be announced. He added: "That combination of sire power, performance and pedigree is extremely rare. Factor in his impeccable conformation and athletic physique, his quality and action and you can understand why we’re so thrilled to have him."


Invader winning the Gr1 ATC Sires' Produce (image: Steve Hart)
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